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This Week: Road Diet on San Jose, SFMTA Strategic Workshop

Tonight, the SFMTA will hold a community meeting on a proposal to upgrade the existing bike lane on northbound San Jose Avenue by removing a traffic lane. Here are all of the highlights from this week’s calendar:

  • Monday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting on a pilot project for a road diet on the northbound side of San Jose Avenue, which would calm traffic and make more room to “upgrade the existing bicycle lane with a wider, more separated bikeway.” 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors will hold an all-day workshop at the Muni Presidio Yard about the Bicycle Strategy, the Pedestrian Strategy, and efforts to improve Muni. The meeting is open to the public. 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: SPUR hosts two lunchtime forums to discuss new books on walkability: On Tuesday, the topic will be Julie Campoli’s Made for Walking, which looks at the ingredients of walkable cities and “real transportation options.” On Wednesday, a forum featuring author Kaid Benfield will discuss his book People Habitat, which ”dives into the ecology of human settlement — from why people don’t walk much anymore to the relationship between cities and religion.” 12:30 p.m.

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This Week: N-Judah Upgrades, Cesar Chavez Ribbon Cutting

This week, the SFMTA will hold two community meetings on improvements coming to the N-Judah. It’s also time to cut the ribbon on the newly-finished redesign of Cesar Chavez Street, and another community meeting on Geary Bus Rapid Transit will be held in Japantown.

We’re having some technical problems with the actual calendar pages, which we’re working to resolve, but here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: City officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing the completed redesign of Cesar Chavez Street, which has been made safer with features like pedestrian bulb-outs, bike lanes, reduced traffic lanes, and new greenery. 11 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting about replacement of the N-Judah tracks in the Sunset Tunnel, which will happen during 15 weekend closures this year. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Further down the N-Judah route, Irving Street, between Arguello and 9th Avenue in the Inner Sunset, is set to be redesigned to get Transit Effectiveness Project improvements like transit bulb-outs, stop consolidation, and transit signal priority. The SFMTA will hold an open house and make a presentation on the project, which is set to begin construction in March. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The SF County Transportation Authority will hold another community meeting on the Geary BRT project at the Japanese Cultural Center to solicit feedback on the latest design proposal. 6 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Vision Zero Rally Today, Wiggle Plans Unveiled

Today at noon, join a rally calling on the city to adopt Vision Zero, the goal of ending all traffic deaths within ten years. Plans for a safer, greener Wiggle will also be unveiled at an open house meeting Wednesday evening.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: Join Walk SF, the SF Bicycle Coalition, and other organizations at the steps of City Hall for a rally calling on city electeds and agencies to commit to “Vision Zero,” the goal of ending traffic fatalities within ten years. 12 p.m. After the rally, you can also join supporters at the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, starting at 1 p.m., to speak during public comment.
  • Wednesday: Plans for a greener, more livable Wiggle will be presented at an open house by the SFMTA, the Department of Public Works, and the SF Public Utilities Commission. The proposed measures include bulb-outs with greenery, raised crosswalks, textured pavement, and a southbound car traffic diverter on Scott Street at Fell. A preview of the plans is available here. 5 p.m.

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This Week: Speak Out on SFPD Victim-Blaming

This week is a major opportunity to speak up about the SFPD’s traffic safety practices. The Police Commission and a Board of Supervisors committee will hold a hearing on how police investigate traffic collisions involving people walking and biking. Elsewhere, SPUR discusses the reform of CEQA and the first public meeting on the Irving Commons project will be held.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Thursday: At a SPUR lunchtime forum, city planners and sustainable planning advocates will discuss how the Sacramento Kings’ new basketball arena gave a political push that brought partial reform to the CA Environmental Quality Act, eliminating the requirement for developments in urban areas to be analyzed according to the car-centric transportation planning metric Level of Service. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: At a joint hearing, the Board of Supervisors’ Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee and the Police Commission will review how SFPD investigates crashes involving people walking and biking. The hearing follows a recent spate of pedestrian crashes and repeated instances of SFPD blaming victims of traffic violence for getting hurt. Dozens of residents shared stories of anti-bike hostility from the police at an October hearing. 5 p.m.

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This Week: The Future of Caltrain, Winter Solstice Ride

At a meeting in San Carlos tonight, you can share your ideas on the future of Caltrain. Also this week, the SFBC holds advocacy strategy meetings in SoMa and the Mission, the city hosts a meeting on Geary BRT, and Rock the Bike celebrates the Winter Solstice.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday: Friends of Caltrain will hold a community meeting with Caltrain staff at the San Carlos Library to field input on an update to the agency’s strategic plan. 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday and Wednesday: The SF Bicycle Coalition will discuss advocacy strategies to promote safer streets for biking in SoMa (Monday) and the Mission (Wednesday). 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Get the latest on the proposed design of Geary Bus Rapid Transit at a community meeting at the Main Public Library. 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Rock the Bike is hosting the Solstice Sunset Beach Party Ride on the shortest day of the year. Attendees will ride to Ocean Beach to watch the sunset before heading back into the city. 3:30 p.m.

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This Week: Geary BRT Update, Business Impacts of Safer Streets

Tonight is your chance to get the latest on the recommended design for Geary BRT. Also today, the SFMTA Board of Directors holds a meeting with the Small Business Commission to discuss the effect of changes like new bike lanes on commerce.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

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This Week: Funding the Bicycle Strategy, Sunset Streetscapes

This week, supervisors take a look at what it will take to fund the SFMTA’s Bicycle Strategy, SPUR discusses efforts to improve streets in the Sunset, Walk SF hosts its annual Woonerven holiday party, and the Planning Department presents its final Green Connections plan.

Here are all of the calendar highlights:

  • Monday: The year’s final SPUR forum focuses on streetscape initiatives in the Sunset. Join D4 Supervisor Katy Tang, who is leading the Sunset Blueprint project, along with reps from the Department of Public Works and the Public Utilities Commission, for a discussion of efforts to create more people-friendly streets in the Avenues. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold an open house to present its final Green Connections plan, which will lay out a network of streets to prioritize for biking and walking improvements connecting residents to city parks. 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Walk SF will hold its annual Woonerven holiday party, offering hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, and an opportunity to meet and chat with fellow advocates. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: The first Friday of the month means it’s time once again for the San Francisco Bike Party. This Wonderland-themed ride is bound to be a great time, and bike partiers are invited to bring gifts to donate for a holiday toy drive. 7:30 p.m.

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This Week: Addressing Anti-Ped/Bike Bias at the SFPD

This week, the SF Bicycle Coalition will hold an advocacy strategy meeting on the push for better SFPD crash investigations. The Planning Department hosts an open house on its Living Alley Project in Hayes Valley, the Department of Public Works hosts another open house on the Potrero Avenue redesign, and the SFMTA Board of Directors considers a pilot project for a wider bike lane on Folsom Street in SoMa. Oh, and if you have any qualms the recent re-introduction of cars at Oakland’s Latham Square plaza, this week’s your chance to let the city know.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors is set to approve an 18-month pilot project for a wider bike lane on Folsom from Fourth to 11th Street. Also on the agenda: a vote on reforming the parking placard system for people with disabilities, adoption of tour bus restrictions at Alamo Square, an update on the effectiveness of overnight parking restrictions for oversized vehicles, and more. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Planning Department hosts a third workshop for the Market-Octavia Living Alley Project, presenting an opportunity for residents in and around Hayes Valley to design alleyways that put people first. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFBC is holding a committee meeting to discuss how to push the SFPD to thoroughly investigate crashes that injure vulnerable street users, and to be fairer in everyday interactions with pedestrians and cyclists. 5:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The SFMTA will host a community open house on the agency’s Waterfront Transportation Assessment, which will guide transportation projects along the waterfront over the next 25 years. 7 p.m.

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This Week: A More Livable Mission/Valencia Intersection

At two overlapping meetings on Wednesday, the city will show final concepts for greener, more pedestrian-friendly streets at the intersection of Mission and Valencia Streets and on Holloway Avenue. Also this week: Folks For Polk and the SF Bicycle Coalition host brainstorming sessions for advocacy on Polk Street, SPUR talks ride-sharing, and Transportation Camp is back in the bay.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: The SF Public Utilities Commission will present final design concepts for two projects to make streets more livable and eco-friendly: A meeting about Holloway Avenue between Ashton and Lee Avenues, which is slated to receive rain gardens, sidewalk bulb-outs, and water-permeable pavement treatments, begins at 5:30 p.m. A meeting on the intersection of Mission and Valencia Streets, where a new mini plaza will be created out of two traffic lanes, begins at 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Ride-sharing has become a popular mode of transportation in major cities across the country. SPUR will host a forum with reps from Lyft and Sidecar to discuss the role of ride-sharing in the changing landscape of urban transportation. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: TransForm will showcase its plans for statewide sustainable transportation advocacy over the next four years at TransForm 2018. TransForm Executive Director Stuart Cohen will discuss the agenda over food and drinks, and attendees can mingle and learn how to support the organization’s work. 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Sunday: Join Folks for Polk and the SF Bicycle Coalition for two casual brainstorming sessions over food and drinks to discuss how to make Polk Street safer and more livable. Friday at 7 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.

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This Week: Support a Safer Potrero, Cal by Bike Summit

This Thursday is your chance to tell the city what you think of watering down pedestrian safety proposals in the Potrero streetscape redesign to preserve car parking. Also: Bike advocates from across the state are in Oakland this weekend for the CA Bicycle Coalition’s California by Bike Summit.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes an update from the Mayor’s Transportation 2030 Task Force about recommendations to increase local funding for transportation upgrades. The SFMTA will also discuss the implementation of its Strategic Plan. 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SoMa residents can get up to speed at a community meeting on proposals to make several alleyways safer and more inviting places. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday to Sunday: The CA Bicycle Coalition’s California By Bike Summit will bring together bicycle advocates and leaders in urban planning, public health, technology, and design for a weekend of collaboration, presentation, and celebration in Oakland. The summit will be tied in with the EBBC’s annual Biketopia winter member party on Friday.
  • Also Thursday: DPW will hold an open house community meeting on the redesign of a section of Potrero Avenue, where planners will field input on new proposals that would preserve more of the dangerous status quo for pedestrians in an apparent bid to appease pro-parking extremists. Show the SFMTA and DPW your support for prioritizing safer streets above car storage. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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